⁣Do you know why California is called the Golden State? It’s not because of the golden rays of sunshine bathing our coastline or our dazzling sunsets (though they definitely fit the bill!) The moniker is connected to the discovery of gold in 1848, which led to the California Gold Rush. ⁣

Remnants of this history can be seen at @empiremineshp. Start at the Visitor Center where you can learn about California’s oldest, largest, deepest, and richest gold mines, where over the course of a century, 5.6 million ounces of gold were mined. Follow it up with a walk through Bourn Cottage, built by the Bourn family who controlled the mine between 1877 and 1929. ⁣

Find #EmpireMineStatePark in #GrassValley, around 60 miles northeast of @VisitSacramento, @visitgoldcountry. ⁣

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